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13 04, 2017

4 Challenges Facing Nonprofits In 2017 And How To Overcome Them

By |April 13th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on 4 Challenges Facing Nonprofits In 2017 And How To Overcome Them

Guest Post by Jeremy Silverstein, Vice President of Operations and Vehicle Dispatching, Goodwill Car Donations. Silverstein has handled tens of thousands of donated vehicles, becoming quite an expert in the industry in the past five years he’s been with the organization.  The landscape for nonprofits changed a lot in 2016, not only due to the [...]

11 04, 2017

The Great Fail of United Airlines and How It Could Have Done Better

By |April 11th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Great Fail of United Airlines and How It Could Have Done Better

The outrage is justified. The team of United Airlines, and its CEO saying they had "no choice" are wrong. Period. The man that was dragged out of one of its planes on Sunday­­––literally––paid for his seat. And, yes, there were other ways to handle the situation of a paying customer who did not want to [...]

6 04, 2017

Today Matters So Let Yesterday Go

By |April 6th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on Today Matters So Let Yesterday Go

Some of the greatest excuses in life come from our inability to forgive ourselves for past mistakes. That's a shame and an incredible waste of energy and time. And, we all know how limited and what a precious commodity time is in life. It typically begins with these words: if only. If only I had [...]

4 04, 2017

What Makes Nonprofit Fundraising Difficult?

By |April 4th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on What Makes Nonprofit Fundraising Difficult?

2015 was a great year for fundraising. Over $373.25 billion was given to charity. And, 25 percent of the U.S. population volunteered for charitable work from September 2014 to September 2015. So, why is it that a lot of nonprofits, schools, churches and others have it so hard in raising money for their groups? Ask [...]

30 03, 2017

The Natural Disaster Happening in People’s Lives Every Day

By |March 30th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Natural Disaster Happening in People’s Lives Every Day

Don’t Let Yesterday Use Too Much of Today – Indian Proverb Although I'm someone who has a significant presence in life, I don't want you to think I've got it all figured it out. Recently, I was asked why I'm so tough on leaders. I responded that I've been there. I was the founder and [...]

28 03, 2017

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know Today About SEO

By |March 28th, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know Today About SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a term that everyone is using these days, but a lot of people in the nonprofit sector don't know what it means. There are a whole lot of SEO experts out there claiming they can get your site to the top of the rankings, but sometimes the results don't bear [...]

23 03, 2017

The Best 10 Social Good Apps With Great Social Impact

By |March 23rd, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Best 10 Social Good Apps With Great Social Impact

I always say it: anyone can make a social impact and make a difference in the world. And, in today’s digital age, we’re fortunate to have a lot of great apps that can help anyone do social good. What follows are some cool social good apps, including some of my favorites: Change Creator Magazine: This [...]

21 03, 2017

3 of the All-Time Best Ways to Identify Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

By |March 21st, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on 3 of the All-Time Best Ways to Identify Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

In 2015, Bloomerang reported findings you can review by clicking here, that fewer than 20 percent of nonprofits had someone actively working major donors. I realize that many organizations simply don't have the staff to hire fundraisers dedicated to cultivating and soliciting major donors. However, every nonprofit—large or small—should be in the business of getting [...]

16 03, 2017

How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Sustainability Challenge

By |March 16th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Sustainability Challenge

Recently, we partnered with a company promoting fundraising ideas. That got me thinking about nonprofit sustainability. I've been talking about it for years. Nonprofits are great, but I think people who begin or work for these organizations need to understand two things: Nonprofits are a business. The fundamental difference between a for-profit business and nonprofit [...]

14 03, 2017

10 Quick Tips to Get More Likes on Your Facebook Page

By |March 14th, 2017|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on 10 Quick Tips to Get More Likes on Your Facebook Page

Recently a team member told me that she had gone to do some research on Facebook for a potential client, and it was essentially a dead account. The nonprofit locked up the Facebook page so they could prevent others from using their name on the platform, but the page was mostly useless with limited information. [...]